Sterile Supply Management Solutions
Our Solutions, Your Success
Sterile Processing Departments are under more pressure than ever to deliver sterile surgical sets to the operating room that are 100% ready for surgical use. Equipment failures, such as missing, broken or improperly functioning surgical instruments and non-sterile sets, are the most common cause of OR delays (55%–58%).1 With the price tag of each OR minute averaging $15 - $20, downtime is costly. Requesting a new tray due to missing or defective instruments costs an average of $4292,3 and some estimates suggest that the average cost of surgical delays is $994 per procedure.4 And while expenses are important, they are overshadowed by the potential impact delays may have on the patient.
At Aesculap, we understand the daily challenges a Sterile Processing Department faces to meet demanding OR schedules. Our teams, backed by more than a century of industry experience, are dedicated to helping hospitals optimize their perioperative performance. In the face of increasing size and complexity of surgical inventories, our experts are equipped with the specialized tools and methodology required to identify potential areas of improvement and help health systems Operate With Greater Precision.
We Understand Your Needs
Aesculap develops products and services with people in mind. It is our corporate vision that through collaborative excellence we will improve the quality of a patient’s life and meet the needs of the changing healthcare environment. Our solutions can help improve your patient outcomes.
Optimized resource utilization is integral to operational efficiency. Our Surgical Asset Management analysis generates the analytics required to standardize assets, optimize processes and reduce inefficiencies.
Clinician & Staff Satisfaction
Stress in a hospital is unavoidable. When slow instrument turn-around or broken tools add to that stress, the results can be life threatening. Aesculap can help standardize your reprocessing cycle, streamline your sets and educate your staff to improve employee satisfaction.
It’s good to go green. Our solutions can help drive your eco-friendly initiatives and minimize your facility’s impact on the planet by reducing OR waste, optimizing instrument sets and maximizing the life of your surgical tools.
1 Wong J, Khu KJ, Kaderali Z, Bernstein M. Delays in the operating room: signs of an imperfect system. Can J Surg. 2010 Jun;53(3):189-95.
2 Shippert, Ronald D. "A study of time-dependent operating room fees and how to save $100 000 by using time-saving products." The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery 22.1 (2005): 25-34.
3 Stockert EW, Langerman A. Assessing the magnitude and costs of intraoperative inefficiencies attributable to surgical instrument trays. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Oct;219(4):646-55.
4 Nichol, Peter, MD. Rethinking and Reorganizing Sterile Processing. MedAware Systems